Lynetta Kizer and Alyssa Thomas led the Terps to a relatively easy victory over the #7 Duke Blue Devils Thursday night at Comcast. Brenda commented post game: “[It’s] a special win any time you play Duke and you come out and play the way this team did. I thought we showed a lot of heart and character by responding. Obviously we were disappointed from our last two games. We played a really dominating 40 minutes. We kept our poise and our composure. That’s the fun thing with this team is that when we stick together and we understand, good things are in store for us. Again, it’s always a special win when we can beat Duke.”
The Terrapins (21-5, 7-4) let a 12-point lead dwindle to 39-38 before pulling away. The victory enabled Maryland to avoid its first three-game skid of the season.
Duke (23-3, 9-2) shot only 35 percent, committed 20 turnovers and was outrebounded 42-31.
“Not a great game for us and a terrific game for Maryland,” Duke coach Joanne McCallie said. “We turn the ball over 20 times, 22 second-chance points for them, get outrebounded. That pretty much explains it.”
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